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"Canela, what I really appreciate SO much is your deep honesty and frankness - a willingness to expose everything, with laughter! I have witnessed people relaxing into openness in your presence, because they feel totally safe, and they feel you there WITH them - not a spectator, but a participator (is that a word??). You have been with me through some very deep tender places and shone the light of love there, which has transformed me. I have seen this happen with others. So precious - I am blessed, blessed blessed to have found you and found friendship with you. Thank you <3 <3 <3"
Jivan Prem, London, UK
"What an amazing experience! First Satsang gathering for me. So good to meet you Canela. Love your book and wonderful spirit in person. The "happenings" started with reading your book and were validated being in the presence of the Satsung gathering. They continue in the daily reading of Right Here Right Now Meditations. Thank you Canela and all who attended! Special thanks to Jeanne and Bryan for being wonderful hosts!"
Sharon Nelson, Milton, WA, USA
"For a long time I seemed to be in chaos. No other way of putting it other than something appeared to be jammed. Canela supported the dissolution of this chaos and confusion, inviting the Awareness and Realisation into my Heart.(Satsang in Brighton 2015 & Individual Satsang Sessions) Now, I AM, I Am peaceful and content. There appears to be a softening into myself. I have learned how this body works in the unfolding to Love. Canela feels so familiar to me, a part of me, like a sister forever in my Heart-Self. Such gratitude to you Beloved Canela. Thank You <3"
Tara, Brighton, UK
"Canela, I so appreciated the session (individual Satsang session) we had this morning. I went through my day joyfully, repeating when necessary:
"he cannot give to me or others what he doesn't feel for himself."
My throat is clear and I feel an inner peace and resolve.
I know now that I am beautiful, lovable and loving and so is everyone else!
I got more from this than all my recent counseling sessions. I'm glad that we found each other, you are an angel!
I will continue sessions with you as I can.
Thank-you, with deep Love & Gratitude"
Jeanne Ott, Milton, WA
"Thank-you, Canela. That was through-the-roof awesome! (four hour Satsang gathering in North Vancouver, May 2015). I feel so light after, like my feet aren't even touching the ground! And yes, thanks to Brenda and Jim for opening up their lovely home with the beautiful surrounding green space, and the delicious tea and snacks! Thanks to all for bringing their beautiful, shiny selves to share and explore together. heart emoticon"
T.D.W., Vancouver, Canada
"What a beautiful Satsang [Transformational Satsang with Canela in Brighton 2015] that was! Thank you to everyone who came and shared their hearts and experiences in this space of truth. And thank you Canela for sharing your love and for supporting us in relaxing open to whatever appears in our experience without judgement, always finding the most loving way of seeing things. With love and gratitude to all."
Cristina Arrabal, Brighton, UK
"Truly transformational Satsang on Sunday too [Brighton 2015]. Feeling very grateful for the day. It helped me relax into myself and dissolve a lot of "stuff" Life will be different from now on. Thank you"
Prabha Sabine, Brighton, UK
"Beautiful Satsang on Saturday. It helped to shift my perception x Thankyou Canela xx"
Chris Harris, Brighton, UK
"Just attended a weekend Satsang in London with Canela Michelle Meyers. What a wonderful experience, her vibrancy joy and laughter, ripples of love coming through her into us, bring us home to our true vibrancy and aliveness. When I hugged her I melted into her, we were one. Such a beautiful experience. The weekend so practical and supportive, embracing all of life, feeling the love that is underlying all. I left feeling a freeway of love running straight through me. Her next port of call is in Brighton this coming weekend."
Yvonne Beever, London, UK
"Canela - remarkable presence and insight. Talks to the heart directly"
Paradoxica Nondual Psychology Conference Attendee
Wow last nights Satsang was so beautiful, I cant really find the words to describe how beautiful it is to be in your presence, I am eternally grateful for your being, thank you."
Nick Eccleston, White Rock, BC, Canada
"Canela - Thank you. I really understand your communications. I loved your talk last year as well."
"Canela - Captivating presence, very calming. Enjoyed the free flow of the presentation. Sometimes a bit hard to hear though. On thing I loved was that Canela seemed able to make eye contact with everyone and I felt as though she was really speaking just to me."
"Canela - presented as a pulsing presence of vulnerability! Enjoyed her ease of being a pointed expression. An incredibly powerful intervention to the guy experiencing a traumatic event (Canela interacted with an attendee)."
Paradoxica Nondual Psychology Conference Attendees
Yesterday I saw a video of your guidance to several people on the Grace Bubeck website. [ Canela Michelle Meyers - The Healing Effect of Presence ] I was especially impacted (unexpectedly so) by your exchange with Tara on "not being heard". I participated because just that morning I had tried to help my friend stay in "Present Time" because she was totally bonkers with stress... ...
... A part of me realized the "badness" pattern I have worked on for many many years came to conscious awareness and I realized OMG everything I have ever done (50 years of unfolding my story) was nothing but LOVE releasing me.
I am very excited to realize this because I in no way ever (ever) going to "work on myself to be a better person arrrrggh! What I saw you do with Sebastian and Tara is sheer LOVE in action midwifing what Life has always wanted to do ......
bring us to Right Here Right Now and FEEL IT WITH LOVE and be healed.
I just want to thank you for this deep healing, albeit just following Tara's session and how was it that I got guided to watch a show I never watch and experience the very gnarly sadness and dys-ease (see experience above with friend).
Miracles like that have been happening in my life BUT I am celebrating that there is no end to LOVE's wanting to remove every little bit of (below conscious awareness wounding) to live more and more fully in the ineffable grandeur of being human/divine.
I hope I can do this work on my own, but if not, I am hoping to sign up for a Skype session.
There of course is is no way any words can describe the depth of gratitude that
this SOMETHING has been doing this all my life since birth on earth and how merciful and relentless LOVE is to reunite with ITSELF IN HUMAN FORM
Thank you Beloved Canela for having a form I can thank"
Hamsa Harriet Hilker, Capitol, CA, USA
"Canela - I love the gentleness of your presentation. It's easy to see how you are just you in every moment. Than you for also taking time to explain about anger and how to embrace it"
Paradoxica Nondual Psychology Conference Attendee
"Canela has unveiled the truth that lies dormant in all of us, and has chosen to share this beautiful uncovering through Satsang. It is easy to be drawn into the awakened state while sitting in her presence and listening to her words. With unconditional love and supreme gentleness, she is openly committed to sharing this sacred news with all who enter her radiant field of being. Canela's radical acceptance of life continues to serve as a vast portal for consciousness to reveal its Self unto its Self."
- Kyle Hoobin, Vancouver, B.C.
..... I find myself listening and meditating with your 18 video clips. Your pointings are so incredible, clear, clearing deepening, breaking the automatic standpoints I got used to by those different male Masters. I am in full gratiude to the way you are practically bringing to light the simple Truth of Awareness one is at the natural core of being. I like the nothingness vid. clip or the benefit of suffering or any of your offered vid.clips,
It is by the support of YOUR LOVE that I find the way back home to loving and acceptance of SELF.
AMEN OM SHANTI OM"
Alice Gilberstein, Isreal
"Canela - Connection in her through energy - Love embodies through her words."
"Canela - Wonderful presence. A great invitation and eagerness to take part in the journey. Thank you very much - in person I gained a lot."
"Canela - Captivating" "A play of Awareness for sure!" "Such a wonderful presence."
"I enjoy Canela's continued presence at the conference and her invitations to examine and experience the energetic play between the I and other."
"On point, followed the topic, clear presence, really enjoyed this"
"Intro: Embodiment of the Divine, -You are Being Played- Brining the energy in, allows things to com in (Home) dissolves this (balanced)."
"Thank you! I really understand your Consciousness. I loved your talk last year as well."
Paradoxica Nondual Psychology Conference Attendees, 2014
Thank you for everything! Thank you for your love and openness to everything that is and for your wonderful live energy! You took away the sadness I had in helping me understand that behind the sadness is Love...I can cherish that.
Also to be O.K. with all that for us in the moment seems not O.K. - what a blessing!
You brought me a wonderful lightness and change into my life.
I Wish you (and I know you are having and being) a great success wherever you go.
Monica Engel, Mexico City, Mexico
"Hello the beautiful Canela,
I wanted to thank you such a beautiful weekend. Wow! it was amazing.
I got a(n individual Satsang) session with you! Yippy!
I am very moved by your work.
Hugs and love,"
Kathleen Renehan, Prague, Czech Republic
I attended your Satsang in Prague, which was really amazing experience.
After the connection, I felt only the body without any annoying thougths, which was first a little bit scary but amazing afterwards.
I try to keep the openness in my heart, in which your book is helping me a lot, but it seems to become harder as longer it is from Satsang.
Right after the Satsang I could embrace the whole bus, and it really worked, everybody in the bus was smiling after the while or was kind of warm.
Thank you again for that beautiful experience!
With all my love,"
Hana Sourkova, Prague, Czech Republic
In resopnse to 'Newly You' Satsang Invitation (sign up to receive these to your email address on the right side of this website, or click on the blog to read 'Newly You').
"Thank you. It's exactly what what I needed. Life is different every day for me lately and I was having a hard time managing my anxiety and depression because I didn't know what the future held. Allowing for a new me in every moment let me know that I had the ability to recognize that I didn't have to feel the way I did yesterday or this morning. I could be like a leaf that fell into a river and go with the flow of life and accept where I'm going without knowing. There is no rule saying that I had to hang on to the old emotions."
Kevin Damphouse, Nova Scotia, Canada
"Good Evening Canela, Thanks for your precious time. I really appreciate our Individual Satsang session, and am really grateful for the recording - which I haven't heard yet. The session was not always easy on this ego thank god! You are so gentle and understanding and honest."
Jane M. MSW, RSW - Victoria, BC.
"It was my first time experiencing Satsang Canela and I'm still vibrating. You have beautiful energy and I was truly grateful that I got to share that with you and all the others. ♡♡♡"
Kimberley King, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Thank you so much for welcoming [me] in Presence with [you] at Palu's wonderful house a good month ago.
From the depths of my Being, Joy rises up, blossoming through Stillness, nourished by Love, overflowing
ahh, the delight of being welcomed into the Now, ever fresh, new and unknown, like the dance of fragrance from the whispering cedar to my nostril, the rush of the river to my ear and into and trough all of [me], the intensity and drive of the jumping salmons following their inner call to mate and die ....
I liked the special seat facing you, Canela.
Wanted to sit there the whole time.
Was pained within when it was left empty
When my brothers and sisters around me clung to safety and caution
when all this could be left aside for a leap into Now
letting aliveness burst forth, raw, trusting, undefended
being seen and received in Love & Stillness and Joy
how can anyone hesitate?
Looking forward to our paths crossing again,
Karsten Bruun, Victoria, BC, Canada
"Our session is still resonating and the reorientation very powerful. Not sure what is happening except that there is a relaxation and confidence that feels way more natural and draws strength from the connection to something bigger than the small person. Pain has been showing up in the body - difficulty walking with it - and this has meant receiving help and slowing down. Funny how it's happening. There have been many blessings from that, though I m glad the inflammation is subsiding now.
Thank you for Being here, Canela! I am overjoyed to feel this connection And thank you for the ReiKi which was really powerful. I am relaxing and softening - life is less like a battle (with other people) and more a dance. I sigh with relief and amazement.
Much love to you,"
Jivan Prem, London, UK
"Thanks so much to you Canela and to everyone who showed up for this shared beauty and love (in Satsang). So grateful!"
Brenda P., North Vancouver, BC, Canada
"A great opportunity to hear Canela Michelle Meyers' beautiful all encompassing invitation to non-dual awakening in each moment no matter what we are experiencing."
Gary Tzu (in response to the radio interview on Nonduality Radio - see media page to listen), Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
We are all Love. Boundless & eternal. Empty and yet full to the brim. There is nothing to do but relax open to all that is in every moment. Seemingly difficult yes, but in fact very simple.
Spending time with Canela Michelle Meyers for me has been an experience of relating directly with this Love. The first time I came into contact with her I could feel it from her and, more importantly, I could feel it in and around me. This is the priceless gift.
Thank you Canela, thank you universe, thank you, thank you, thank you. x."
Michael Bailey, Brighton, UK
"The Four-hour Satsang with Canela was wonderfully intense. It gave me the opportunity to dive even further into being open than the 2 hr Satsangs. Blissful and joyous... Necessary and moving. Just what I needed! Canela is a wonderful being, soft and supportive, caring and helping me to get to the root of things. Very freeing!"
Alex B., N. Vancouver, BC, Canada
"Wonderful... <3 to the beautiful 'you' Canela who taught me to trust myself in the moment through the heart"
Jennifer Stolte, Florida, USA
"Canela - great!" "Canela - Gentle, kind - perfect finish to the day. Heartfelt - wow, intense presence. Wonderful vessel of transmitter of presence - i.e. trauma, dread."
"Canela - Good job using what was arising for people to expand on your topic."
"Canela - Bringing clarity to Love"
"Canela - Very well done. Great response to my Questions! Very insightful :) "
"Canela - Personally, I had difficulties following along but it made more sense after the last question. Canela had a great presence."
"Canela - Wow! A kindred spirit! Thank you for revealing insight that has always been in my mind & heart!"
"Canela - Beautiful" "Canela - Inviting being with all of it"
"Canela - What I find to be a highlight during Canela's presentation is her natural ability to express and embrace the flow of existence within the present moment. Her talks are always so profound in the way thy unfold...a cohesiveness that cannot be 'manufactured' but only through embracing the totality of awareness. Her ability to integrate soma/emotion/spirit and cognition through presentation is what makes her talks special. Canela is on sharp woman, what a warrior!"
"Canela - Felt the warmth and truth resonating from her. I felt peaceful having listened to her. I liked her calm style of connecting & the message that she conveyed."
"Canela - Beautiful! I love the energy you put out. It was a pleasure to listen to this talk."
"Canela - Always present, and the sharing is straight from the heart!"
Paradoxica Nondual Psychology Conference Attendees, 2013
"With much gratitude to you Canela. (attended 'Into The Deep Satsang') I had a significant break through yesterday in my emotional work, connecting some dots, etc. The space you offer and hold was exactly what this Being wanted and needed. You too Kev. Thanks!!!"
Patrice Bailey, Bellingham, WA, USA
"...to go directly into the fire, to feel the fire, to dance in it, to get to know it, to know that this burning is good, then the fire can be made use of in proactive ways" . Yes! Yes Yes!. dancing in deep gratitude thank you Canela <3"
Madhya Omkar, White Rock, BC, Canada
"Canela, thanks a lot . It was wonderful experience... Satsang in Prague <3"
Alice Hubová, Prague, Czech Republic
"I like your approach of examining our stories, Canela. (...this is response to the article Canela wrote in the Paradoxica Journal of Nondual Psychology http://paradoxica.ca/utilizing-the-story-for-embracing-self-by-canela-mi......) I recently watched an interview you gave (with Rick Archer, I think it was), in which you spoke about examining your relationship with alcohol, and which interested me because I had examined my own in the very same way. Speaking generally, it seems that many 'spiritual' people feel that they have to detach from their lives, which is unfortunate for the reasons you explain in your article.
I enjoy your approach generally, Canela .....How you are inclusive of whatever arises, and always inviting people to look for themselves, always bringing it back. It's very real, as opposed to the overly intellectual approach that I've seen occasionally."
Paul Frost, Vancouver, Canada
(Also in response to same article as above quote) "I like your approach too, Canela. Much better to get into the story and feel it, embrace it, love it. It feels like fragments get healed and integrated that way. The dropping too quickly is more like a running away or fear. It's amazing how the stories seem to be able to arise endlessly from within, and yet they all have an energy and a substance to them. To get caught in them would be suffering, but to explore with the witness self active, just healing and expansive. Thank-you for your sharing!"
Tanya Davediuk Wadden, Vancouver, Canada
...I try to be open and believe 100% what you let me know yesterday - that the whole Universe is kind of knowing us, with so much love! So, it looks like we all are surrounded and inbeded in this LOVE (attentive consciousness, intelligence)!
Send you kind regards, from all my heart!"
Monica Engel, Mexico City, Mexico
"Enjoyed a beautiful one to one (skype/phone session) with Canela - thank you! - where I watched my mind wrap itself around it's own finger, and then collapse, exhausted, on a heap in the middle of the floor! What is left is peace, space, simplicity and clear-ness. Simple and profound in the same moment :)"
Anthony Davis, Brighton, England
"wow! wow! Soraya (Marina) is sharing with you lovelies one of her longest 'personal' postings ever!
I have just lived 6 incredible awakening days with the wonderful Canela Michelle Meyers who is LOVE. What a gift! Canela has being living with me and my lovely housemate Cristina Arrabal in her total humanness and divinity and we shared together a beautiful weekend Satsang in my city - Brighton. I also had a one hour session with her too and Oh my godness! no words to describe it here...speechless...love you Canela...and cannot wait to have your presence back again for a long residential weekend retreat in May!
Canela has invited me to sink so deeply into the reality that it is just always Love. We are love and we are One. Love is all that there is, always calling us, always knocking into our doors...yes, just now.. listen….
and now I, Soraya, know is just here! after some time of intense spiritual 'searching'.... i have arrived! Well 'I' was always here! it is so simple! and sometimes i felt it was not! my spiritual ego seeker is finally resting and the rest of my ego as resistance to the reality (maybe visit me sometimes.. we are now friends and talking and being playful..)"
Soraya Devi Marina, Brighton, UK
Once again, I would like to thank you for the wonderful meeting (individual session) with you. I found it very healing and enlightening. How beautifully and delicately it is possible to work!
Your inner touch was so deep that its effects I can sequentially feel every day.
Thank you very much for your support!
with Love, "
Lenka Palatová, Praha, Czech Republic
...I shall really miss Satsang with Canela. I find being in your company a very pure and clean and uplifting experience. Very honest. Thank goodness you are having another Satsang in November...I am so glad to have met you and to have the opportunity of being in your company. Thank you very much."
Patricia Johnston, North Vancouver, BC
"Thanks so much for Satsang today Canela. I really felt like I released some of that fear/pain with your support. Love,"
Seda Unlucay, Vancouver, BC
"Good morning Canela,
I wanted to express my gratitude again for our lovely and powerful Satsang session the other day! Oh sigh, that was so good. So nice to connect with you too. ...
I also wanted to report that the cyst is dissolving and that the lab report came back clear, there was no cancer cells! I slept like a baby last night, so peacefully.
Julie Morrisseau, Vancouver, BC
"Lit up....Hi Canela,
I am so in Love like never before.
What a release and embodiment that happened in the session with you. When do you have available a follow-up Skype session?
Bo Brandt Laursen, Denmark
"I attended Canela's meeting on Sunday at Still Point (Sept. 2011 & Oct 2012 London)
It included everything even what is often labelled as ' The good, the bad and the ugly' ...
I am a lover of What Is.
So this is the type of meeting that evokes a desire to attend with the knowing that this unique expression would be allowed to be, fully.
No spiritual bypassing, no denial of 'what is here' no bouncer on the door trying to leave the messy aspects of life/love outside of the 'sacred space' no no such 'cover up here...' Canela's willingness to share the whole of self ... allowed the unspoken to finally speak...in the presence of those aspect able to hear .... Yes All could be here .... is there any other way ?
Hugs Canela <3"
Tina Vallely, London, England
"I really enjoyed Canela's style of Satsang. The toning was quite new to me and very effective, it evoked in me a pleasantly acute awareness. Canela was not at all 'on another plane' but very open in sharing her own human joys and sorrows and yet also able to convey the sense of it all being just as it is."
Anna, London, England
"Canela created an atmosphere of emotional openness and warmth that invited resting in that intimacy. Authentic movement the next day presented another possibility of communicating with the Self, of coming home, coming back.I really enjoyed both."
Lynn-Marie Harper, London, England
"Easy and enlightening"
Mohammed, London, England
"I really got a lot from Canela's talk"
Paul, London, England
"A really lovely weekend with Canela who created a very gentle and loving space for all to share. Thank you Canela for a lovely, open and honest sharing on Friday night and the weekend Satsang."
Marian, London, England
"It was a real privilege to meet Canela and a powerful and enjoyable Satsang. Canela's style is so open, humble, and freeing, and it points so effectively towards a place of love and non separation, So glad I went."
Kevin Pritchett, London, England
"Thanks so much for Satsang last night, Canela Michelle!! I so needed that...being filled with loving energy, being supported so completely, to let go and allow even more of me to be me...mucho thankso! :)"
N.R., North Vancouver, BC, Canada
"Canela has come into my life at the most wonderful time. I’ve been needing to move deeper and here she is! Through her book and through some extraordinary phone call sessions, she has - with great sensitivity, delicious humour and deep compassion - been able to help me draw forth and experience what needs to be felt and seen. With her help I am touching into what’s really here, both waiting and present, of my human nature and that which embraces it. Things are starting to go “click” inside and I look forward to more. I can’t begin to express my gratitude."
The Rev. John Gorsuch, Bellingham, WA
Thank you so much for the Satsang yesterday. It was a privilege to be with you and everyone else. I have much to dwell on. I wish that I could replay so much of what you said. It all resounded very strongly with me. Thank you again for the celebration!"
P. J., North Vancouver, BC
"Canela is something else - she combines razor sharp empathy with joy and a knowledge of being at home: she sees and helps otherse see through their emotional blocks - something rare in the 'non-dual' world..."
Bruce Stevenson, London, England
“Dear Canela, My individual Satsang sessions with you were incredibly loving and transformational. What a privilege to work with such a gifted and insightful healer. You are a blessing to the world and to humanity!
Love and hugs,”
Laura Katleman, Newton, MA
Author of ‘Skinny Thinking’
It so good to receive your Satsang Invitations again. I find them very helpful in my continuing practice in opening up more fully to the love that I am. Namaste,"
Gloria Kotansky, Chicago, IL
After the private phone session with you, I spent some days really moved, it was profound, so I am very grateful, it showed me some things I hadn't seen, very powerful
so thanks so much!"
Lolis Lozano, Mexico City, Mexico
I am always amazed at the amount of energy I have after the individual sessions. ... and my voice is getting stronger"
Debra F., White Rock, BC
"Last week's Satsang on Trust was an incredible experience of expansion for me and of feeling safe and contained in Love. I also had a wonderful realization connected to a dream I had had the previous night! It's exciting to wonder what the next Satsang will bring! I'm so grateful for this!"
Nancy Riecken, North Vancouver, BC
I'm Andreas and only like to share gratitude for your appearance on NeverNotHere on Valentine's.
Some lovely pointers there on the possibility of not shutting oneself out and staying open.
I actually watched a bit of that video again only a few days ago, reminding me to welcome every expression within and without.
Hope to hear more from you and all the best wishes, Love"
Andreas Hakangard, Sweden
"Greetings Canela, I wanted to express my appreciation for the Satsang over the weekend. It was a wonderful collective experience and the residuals have been liberating. The river of love has released the resistance to the truth and a blockage of fear has been set free to flow away into the infinite. New freedoms have come as a result. To the group I offer thanks, to myself and all of you I offer love. Namaste"
David Marshall, Richmond, BC
Satsang with YOU is the BEST!!! Thank YOU for being there! Well... here I mean..."
A.B., North Vancouver, BC
"Good evening Canela, just a note to say thanks for your heart felt words of understanding and encouragement. I feel you understand me better than I understand myself so the help you offer with your words of compassion and guidance are precious to me. It’s both amusing and tragic that knowing “what is” is not nearly enough “to be what is”. (I don’t know how to write about this, every statement I make gets negated when reread, that’s the amusing part – waiting for the negation to be the initial response, the fact that I’m waiting is the tragic part). But I thank you dearly for supporting me to remove another self-imposed blind fold.
Looking forward to the next time, Love"
John McGeachie, White Rock, BC
I loved reading your book called 'Right Here Right Now Meditations'. I found in this book A Peaceful Harmonizing Energy and it took me to a different State Of Mind.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a wonderful book like this one."
Dora Bergen, Realtor, West Vancouver,
I was just watching an edited clip from Richard Miller’s NeverNotHere channel called “Ultimate Awareness”.
As always you speak so clearly and passionately, and this is partly just to say thanks for all that."
John Donaldson, France
"Hi there Canela,
I just watched you being interviewed on Conscious TV. Thank you for posting it. It's good to hear your story. I feel I know you much better now.....and I'm reminded of the words to one of the songs we sing in Sacred Web. It's the group I'm practicing with to record a cd at the Banff School of Fine Arts beginning August 20th. 121 people from across North America are singing in this project. Anyways the words go "Love is to know and to be known...." Another song your story reminds me goes "Stand here till all you were can wander away and come back slowly carrying a strange new flavour into your life."
I've enjoyed reading your book in new ways. It's surprising because I've read many of the entries previously, right---but everything is new every day. Personally the strongest message coming through your book for me is the emphasis on acting on what's true and loving for yourself in every moment. From that place more and more flow happens and others happen to be "helped" naturally without strings attached or projections interfering. It's cool.
Gloria Tiede, White Rock, BC
"I have been enjoying your Zen moments since I bought 'Right Here, Right Now Meditations.' I love how it can be opened to any page for an experience of stillness. It's very beautiful! Each 'invitation' is clear, intelligent, and has an easily-understood value and practice. And every page resonates powerfully with the energy and grace of Oneness."
Arvana, Toronto, Ontario
"My First Time Consciously Experiencing the Moment
in Satsang with Canela.
Being in the present moment was never easy for me. My mind would love to race around into the 'what if' and project scenarios that would never materialize. The idea of a four hour Satsang was daunting. Then, after a meditation and a connection, I knew what it was like to be in the moment. Without a racing mind and being in my heart, I felt the most incredible form of joy. Words like bliss and ecstasy don't begin to describe what i was feeling. I was in a room with strangers, yet never felt more connected in my entire life. Nothing else mattered but that moment. It allowed me to feel a genuine connection with myself.
For those of you who have never experienced what it's like to live in the moment, I would encourage you to attend a Satsang with Canela. The atmosphere is light and playful. The people attending the sessions are professionals from a variety of races, ages and backgrounds. When you feel the energy, you too may experience we are all One."
- Dal R., Abbotsford, BC
The drive back to the village was especially notable, since it was an intense blue sky without a single cloud, and the colour of the fields ranged from a deep earth brown to the golden yellow stubble of the harvested crops - a smorgasbord of intense colours. The colours of the fall season sink deeply into me, and it's almost as if each colour has a palpable inner resonance.
It feels very nice to come back to my little oasis, especially with the deep impressions from our contact. My gratitude for your attention and support. I feel very nourished spiritually from the Satsang sessions and time we had together. Meeting members of your family and seeing you in your oasis was a real treat and felt quite natural.
I plan to have more regular contact with you, and will email you when I am ready to fix a time and date. It also feels right to continue with the Reiki, and I will contemplate how that could come about. I will check in with your website to keep in touch with your schedule.
It was an intense week, and I am curious to see what transpires over the next month as an aftershock. Already there is a greater sense of being real, and by that I mean I feel more authentic, less distant to myself. This intimacy is for me the fulfilment, in spite of the dramas of life. Just to see the truth in my experience brings more of this realness...... I suppose my practice is defining itself.”
- Doug Christou, Carmangay, Alberta
With my aperture already opened a crack,
Offering a glimpse of my true nature but never lasting.
With your eyes looking into mine...
A crowbar made of soft tendrils...
Pried it wide open and invited me to jump off into NOTHING.
I did and saw that we are all the same.
What bliss to be held and nurtured by NOTHING's loving embrace!
- Oje, Deep Cove, BC
"Hi to you Canela!
Yes, my life has changed from before and after taking the abundance course for sure! Firstly, abundances have become more plentiful which is, I believe, from being more aware of the abundance I have in my life already and abundance in the world around me in general. Secondly, I feel abundances come more quickly now definitely as a result of incorporating the alchemization of energies into my "wants" statements. Thirdly, I've noticed my statements are more specific/precise since taking the course and I notice more around me of the things I want to draw in.
Overall, I feel like I'm now on my way to creating or, I should say, co-creating with the Universe, how I would like to see my life rather than viewing myself as not having this type of control-- this was the old way/way of the past. I feel like the exercises helped to put me back on track/coming into alignment with my true Self; something I had begun back when I was around 30 but didn't continue out of fear and lack of support. And also, speaking of support, having the support of you and the others in the class there, who are also working/doing this same stuff; has given me way more confidence which I've been lacking and the courage and strength to continue in this direction. So thanks for this!!
Loved the course!"
-Nancy Riecken, North Vancouver, BC
"Canela is a radiant lover of love."
- Catherine Ingram, Dharma Dialogs, Portland, Oregon
"Thank you so much for your support and healing following my Grandmother's passing. The ReiKi sessions with you and the ReiKi I Course were significant healing and learning experiences for me. You are a wonderful teacher and you are helping me to see life in a new way. Thank you for everything! I am truly grateful! With Love and Thanks."
- Jacqueline, Vancouver, British Columbia
"During a four-hour Satsang led by Canela in June 2009, my concept of Reality shattered.
Others previously hinted that something greater laid in wait. Authors swore by It, gurus, lamas and rinpoches promised It, if one just lets go.
But in June, Canela created a safe space where I allowed myself to experience It, if for only a few hours.
Since then, she has helped me chip away some frosty edges, allowing me to become more Aware, more readily and more often.
Our latest visit was a completely transformative one-on-one.
This is, without question, one of the most important spiritual connections I've made."
- Kevin D., White Rock, BC
"The Satsangs on Bowen were deep and beautiful. When sitting in the front on 'the chair', I felt an amazing vibration coming up from the earth and through my feet and then throughout my body and filling every cell of my Being. Such a feeling of Love and Oneness!"
- Hari (Harriet), Victoria, B.C.
"I Love Satsang with Canela! It is a contagiously light and joyful
experience. Her insights bring me to a greater place of Self awareness and acceptance."
- Karen Epp, Vancouver, B.C.
"We do live a high paced life. We do think about our financial investments. However, we do not always take time to invest in our peace of mind. Most of our problems derive from detachment of our soul from our mind and from our body. Going through meditation I was thinking about world's greatest minds:
Pythagoras, who said: '... Learn to be silent, let your mind listen and absorb ...' (580-500 B.C.)
Blaise Pascal: '... All men's mysteries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone ... (17th century)'
I experienced break-through of my vicious cycle of thoughts during Satsang meditation. I was able to enter gaps between them. It helped me to find a sense of total peace and clarity that it is the space between the notes that makes the music."
- Galena Bogatch, White Rock, B.C.
"Canela Michelle allows the Space for Remembrance to relax into Itself. Nothing is simpler or more intimate than This. Let this Satsang have you."
- Michael Beifuss, Salt Spring Island, B.C.
"My sessions with you have left deep impressions in my consciousness, and my current state is centered and peaceful.
I noticed that I received your observations about me quite impersonally; your insights are appreciated.
I got a strong mental jolt at the beginning of my private session with you.
I remember that your presence supported me to suddenly snap out of a comfortable, introverted mental state as I sat down, and into a high alertness state.
The difference between these two mental states was striking to witness, as was the rapid shift from one to the other.
I feel blessed by your presence in my life Canela, and sense a strong connection to you and your path.
I hope we meet again in the not too distant future. Keep sending those email fan-outs!
- Doug Christou, Carmangay, Alberta
"Receiving ReiKi with Canela has provided an awareness of myself that I was unable to acquire through any other window. With ReiKi, Canela has invited me on a mission to 'release the comfort of carrying a burden'."
- Debra Lewis, North Vancouver, B.C.
"My first experience with Satsang was in Vancouver, with Canela, and it was an amazing and wonderful experience. With her light, love and humour I was gently guided to the space between the thoughts. I have since experienced many Satsangs with Canela and it has changed my way of being. I am so thrilled that Lethbridge, and those that come from elsewhere, will experience Satsang with Canela!"
- Saria, Lethbridge, AB
Thank you for this message, (speaking of the bimonthly email invitations) it resonates with my experience especially after the Individual Satsang and Reiki session, going back into my sad-fearful childhood, those dark moments I kept playing in my mind. With your help in deeper seeing, I noticed the layers of peace under that known darkness that had held me hostage, until Now......I don't know what will happen next, but it feels great to let some light into that part.
- M.F., New Westminster, BC
"ReiKi with Canela on a regular basis has helped me develop the resilience I didn't seem to have before, to deal with life's challenges from a much more empowered perspective.
A deep store of well-being is being developed each time I visit, and I draw from this daily to use in the course of everyday life.
It helps me to come from a more balanced and fulfilled space, which means that I am more likely to contribute to everyone around me in a more positive and value-adding way, than would be the case if I felt depleted and needy.
The result is a more peaceful existence and one that feels richer and deeper; and consequently more loving of others and myself.
Added to this is the physical benefit I have enjoyed. For years I suffered with a frequently occurring bladder infection, something that I now (thankfully) rarely experience. Canela also worked directly on a very painful shoulder, which healed itself within days, and is still helping me with a more persistent hip pain, that still pops up now and again, but is no longer constantly painful when I walk.
My ReiKi sessions are my special gift to me each month and they have a significant and wonderful impact on all aspects of my life! "
- Su Townsend, North Vancouver, British Columbia
"My whole life took a turn for the better last week. Again. Because, once again, I experienced the magic of ReiKi with Canela. That means, once again, I felt my energy come back to me - on all levels: mental, physical and spiritual. Once again, I trusted the experience, the expertise and the amazing intuition that she brings into her work. Once again, I felt body mind and soul respond to her gifted play of ReiKi energy. And now, days later, I still feel its wonderful effect.
We live in a world bereft of magic, impoverished by our lack of ability to feel miracles. It is my belief
that experiencing healing through Canela's "magic" is one of my life's most lovely miracles.
Thank you Canela."
- Luan Giffin, Vancouver, British Columbia
"I have been receiving Reiki sessions from Canela for a couple of years, and have also completed her Reiki Level One training. I have recommended her sessions and classes to several friends and clients, and all who have gone to see her have been extremely happy with their experiences. My own sessions with Canela have
been invaluable. There is something that opens up in me, something that is so precious and important that begins to awaken when she makes available the space for it. I come closer to myself each time I have a session. I feel so fortunate to be able to experience this healing, and it is Canela's talent and powerful natural capacity for healing and compassion that enables it. In addition to this natural ability, her dedication to herself and her own growth is clearly reflected in her work. To be able to meet with her and experience the consequence of that commitment is an indescribable gift."
- N. Deagan, Vancouver, B.C.
"Hi Canela - I feel so much better after my session! It was amazing. It felt like a whole bunch of stuff surfaced, and released. Wonderful!!"
- J.V., Vancouver, BC
"When I have a Reiki session with Canela I always feel very taken care of and loved. Considering I do not have my mom living close by, Canela sometimes takes on that part of the loving mother for me... Canela's guidance supports me in every day life. After a session I feel emotionally balanced and my body feels refreshed.
The room she works in has a very nice atmosphere and is close to the sky which I personally like. Thank you Canela!"
- Alexandra Busse, North Vancouver, BC
"We completed our 4 hour Satsang and I wanted to share with others on my experience of sitting in the chair as a journey home. I feel like who I am has expanded in a very gentle and loving way and, if only fleeting, experienced the divine in self and others. It was experiential and a state of being that I would like to experience again and again....""
- Kate O'Hare, White Rock, BC
"Canela's Satsangs in Tucson were exquisite. Canela's ability to speak straight from the heart touched many people."
- Will (Brahm) Foster, Phoenix, Arizona
"ReiKi with Canela is a deep, grounding experience. I always leave feeling 'back' in my body and centered."
- Karen Epp, Vancouver, BC
"Satsang with Canela feels like a gentle reminder for me of who and what I really am - light, laughter and love.
Thank you Canela!"
- Andrew Fawcett, Vancouver, B.C.
"The Group Satsang sessions are eye-opening...to see that other people have the same problems in life I have already been through or where I am right now. And I always learn something about life and what it may throw at you and what possibilities there are to make them easier on you or help you through them.
The One on One with Canela after the meditation part is always releasing and in the end fulfilling and enjoyable... she and I never know what might come up but she is with me in my laughter and my tears and I appreciate that very much!
Thank you Canela!"
- Alexandra Busse, North Vancouver, BC
"I am so grateful for the weekend Satsang that happened here and I so enjoyed the time we shared together. When I went to the garden centre/greenhouse on Monday, the plants and flowers were so much more vivid. Even though it was vivid prior to the weekend it is even more so now and continues to be so. Each time I water or work with the plants there is such an energy from them. Being One With All takes on a new meaning for me, such a "coming together" so to speak."
- Saria, Lethbridge, AB
"I highly recommend Satsang with Canela. The format Canela has chosen is creative and in my experience very effective. I found the toning to be powerful, the meditation facilitated by strong stillness and the work with individuals transformative. I looked forward each week to the Monday evening Satsangs and experienced the benefits during the whole day before the session began. Canela's Satsangs are a wonderful gift."
- D.J., North Vancouver, BC
"I met Canela in Satsang in Seattle, and I experienced her as clear, and alert, taking each thing that came her way graciously, and with an ease I recognize as that of one who is awake. Her laughter, her joy, her great compassion, all reveal her to be one who is aware of her true self. I recognized my true self, in her ease. Canela has become my friend, and confidant, helping me recognize once again, my own true self that had eclipsed, and I was searching to find, to rest in once more. She has been supportive of me with compassion, love, and wisdom, I am grateful that we have crossed paths in this large life. There is a sense of wonder in that, and a sense of personal love coming from this wholeness, this largeness of life."
- Sherry Stewart, Seattle, WA
"This is the gift of Canela Michelle. Words and wisdom are all around us, I have plenty of it myself. But being with Canela is a complete invitation into the Moment, where wisdom and mind and ego fade and simple truth shows up. Canela "gives" nothing more than the opportunity to throw away your props and Be. I've never received a more beautiful gift!"
- Wayne Froese, Burnaby, B.C.
" While attending Satsang with Canela, I experienced a profound sense of indifference, as to my fate at the hands of anyone who might disagree or wish me ill and this indifference allowed me to proceed in any direction I wished, with confidence - absent of fear of any potential reprisal."
- Hank Leis, White Rock, B.C.
" Hi Canela,
I only have a minute and I want to thank you for that great session the other day. You are very good at what you do - all aspects. I felt very supported by your words, they offered new possibilities on a couple of fronts and I am still feeling the sense of 'Oneness' in my being. My cleanse has been working away, adding to the experience and all and all I am in great shape.
Thank you THANK YOU
- Duncan Fraser, Gabriola Island, BC